Nasca Lines
Nasca Lines
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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  • Chris P
    Stoney Creek, Canada717 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nasca Lines - incredible and must see.
    Driving along the Pan-America highway we came across the Nasca Lines an UNESCO site. We stopped and paid a small fee to climb the tower to get a view of the images. Incredible to imagine these designs in the sand with rocks and stones were created thousands of years ago. It was a great view from the top of the look out tower.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled on business
    Written 24 July 2023
  • Musicians Mum
    1,217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Transport needed to view lines as not near the town.
    Visited Nazca as part of a group tour. No mention in the "optional extras" that one would have to pay to visit just the lines as I did not want dune buggies or aqueducts etc. Unusually for me, I forgot to check it out and one cannot just walk out into the desert ,climbing up towers to view, as the town is not surrounded or close to the lines. The available small bus with guide ,provided for us at a $40 fee per person took us to two towers out along the Pan American and to a museum. Guide was a smashing older chap with good English.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 April 2024
  • RuthyGlasgow
    824 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For me it was a fabulous experience
    From a teenager reading the Eric von Daniken books on the Nazca Lines being alien runways! I was hooked and always wanted to go there. First two companies that were putting together a private tour for my husband and I refused to include this visit due to some previous fatal flight accidents. Third company Rainbow Tours did organise it though it was not on their trips, for us. So got guide took us to Pisco airport and and we boarded our flight. We had heard complaints from other travellers on not to have breakfast and that the flight was challenging to say the least, which made me anxious. No need to have been as the flight was fabulous and to see the lines in the sand was wonderful for me. Yes the pilots did tip the plane to the right to let people on that side take photos and then he'd tip the plane to the left so that the others could see and take photos. You have to be quick though! I thought it was "easy peasy" and funny but I am a bit afraid of heights but felt perfectly safe. Great experience of this mystery that no one can yet explain? Only down side was on our premade itinerary we were booked in for the flight at 10am but got telephone call to hotel night before to say that it was changed and our pickup was 1pm so the flight was in the afternoon. We could have done something else in the morning instead of hanging around, though the Hacienda was great place to hang around in, but would have preferred morning flight.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 June 2024
  • Jessie Dynevor S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience!
    From the moment we booked our tour with Terra Quechua Peru, the travel agency showed a high level of professionalism and customer service. We left Lima early in the morning in a very comfortable and well equipped transport. Arriving in Nazca, we were taken to the local airport where we boarded a small plane to fly over the famous lines. The view from the air was breathtaking, and the pilot made sure we could all see and photograph the figures clearly. The guide explained each figure in great detail, which made the experience even more enriching. The coordination and organisation of the tour was impeccable.
    Visited July 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2024
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Rafal W
Skoki, Poland1,456 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
That one day in Nazca was the craziest day in my entire Peru trip. Straight after arriving to the town on the night bus, still sleepy and without breakfast, I sat down at the table and tried to make a deal with one lady organising flights over famous Nazca lines. There were three options I could chose from. Twelve, eight and four seats air planes. This with twelve seats was the cheapest option, but there was the risk that I would end up in middle row with rather limited view on things outside of the cabin. As for eight seats option there were only two people on the passenger list and the lady couldn't tell me how long it would take to get full set of passengers. Therefore, only one option left. Small Cessna with four seats, if I would decide on to by this flight we would need just one more passenger and off we go. Seeing my hesitation miss, that I haggled with, lowered the price. Deal! We marched to cash machine, filled up all needed papers and few minutes later I was sitting in the minibus taking me and other amateurs of flight over the lines to local airport. Over there were the last checks and some additional airport fees to be paid, all in terrible rush, and here we were,outside,walking towards small plane. Crew of two, captain and co-pilot, welcomed us. We run through instructions, checked on headphones and we rolled towards runway. To my surprise the both pilots spoke English so I could clearly understand of what we are about to do. They told us the history of the Nazca lines, in big short of course, about the meaning of particular symbols all this while taking off and acrobatics in the sky. The flight in such small plane was completely different experience compared to flight on one of those huge airliners. Rapid turns, small, hot and noisy cabin all these made me a little dizzy. And man! I was so glad that I didn't eat anything before the flight and that I went for it straight after hopping off the bus because later on, temperature inside the cabin would be unbearable. Just small talk with the pilots, last commemorative photos, handing out certificates and that was the end of the around forty minutes long flight over the Nazca lines. And all this before the noon. That was amazing experience, and the views of the lines and Nazca plateau were just awesome. It's worth living for moments like this.
Written 27 April 2020
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RandyRoss
Ridgetown, Canada12,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
On our Holland America cruise, we traveled to General San Martin, Peru and took a flight over the Nazca Lines. This is something that I very much wanted to do as most of these can only be seen from the air.
I must point out that the flight was a wild ride once we got to the lines. We spent 15 minutes or so twirling and swooping and one of the passengers did get air sick (we did not, though).
The Nazca Lines are a group of very large geoglyphs formed by depressions or shallow incisions made in the soil of the Nazca Desert in southern Peru. They were created between 500 BC and 500 AD. Many of the Nazca lines form shapes that are best seen from the air, though they are visible from the surrounding foothills and other high places. The shapes are usually made from one continuous line. The largest ones are about 370 m (1,200 ft) long.Because of its isolation and the dry, windless, stable climate of the plateau, the lines have mostly been preserved naturally.
While I know that one can get better photos on-line (and we saw some that I was not able to photograph), the attached photos are special to us because we were there and actually saw these with our own eyes. They are memories!
Written 30 March 2020
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l-_-Sheila-_-l
Austin, TX193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We did the flight. A more economical way of doing that is get a taxi and pay less than 10 soles to go to the airport. There are no less than 10 flight operating companies and make sure you ask around for the price, estimated weight, type of plane, and if you get a free ride back to town after the trip. I think the chance for the seat to be sold out is minimum. We did it on New Year's Day. Four of us were able to get on a 6 passenger flight with two other passengers and everyone has a window seat, less than 30 minutes of wait from pay to boarding, for $60 per person from a reputable company.

I am impressed and satisfied at the attraction, the pilot's skill in operating the plane, and the guide's explanation. I did take motion sickness medicine and think that helped.
Written 10 January 2020
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Meng Tao
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Be careful with Air Majoro. Nasca Lines are great but choose a different airline for your tour such as Movil Air. Air Majoro lured us in with a $60/person offer. Upon arrival, they told us that the $60 ride was on a plane of 12 - 15 people, and there were not enough people for the ride so we had to wait for 2 - 3 hours until the next bus. If we wanted to go immediately, the price was $120/person. They also wanted 12% extra if we paid with a credit card. We paid $240 in cash but there was no receipt. Later we found that all airplanes there were maxed at 6 passengers. There was not a single plane for 10+ passengers. They were dishonest. We recommend another airline or stick with the $60/person option.
Written 10 July 2022
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Ari T
Seattle, WA67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Even if you don't want to splurge on a plane fligh its worth just grabbing a local bus (just ask one of the big tour busses headed that direction to drop you off) to the torre. we got to go up the new one that just opened and its t least twice as tall as the old one so you get a good view of 3 of the lines. fun and cheap way to think about the cultures that used to be here!
Written 10 February 2020
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LegGodt
Nootdorp, The Netherlands3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
What an experience! Flew with Air Majoro in July’22, we got the first flight out. Took the plane ride with wife and two daughters 15 and 16. Pilot and co-pilot were really friendly, the ride itself was spectacular but never nauseating. I think if you are the kind of person who enjoys a good rollercoaster ride you will find this perfectly fine.

Was nervous as hell to begin with but as soon the plane lifted off the nerves disappeared and we enjoyed the magic of the mystery that is the Nasca lines.

We almost did not do it - were a bit worried after reading reviews of people saying it is nauseating. I suppose it depends what you are used to. Also bit nervous that a plane crashed a few months earlier with some Dutch people on board. But hey, waking up in the morning is a risk and the planes are landing and taking off continuously. I looked at the pilot and co-pilot and figured for them it is ‘just another day at the office’. I imagine the bus rides around Peru are more dangerous!
Written 20 July 2022
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Chris P
Stoney Creek, Canada717 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We stopped long the South Pan-American highway, paid 6 Soles to climb the tower to view the amazing Lines of Nasca in the desert or figures that were created over 2000 years ago. Also called Geoglyphs. Made by removing large dark stones from surface of the desert and exposing light sand. From here we could see a lizard about 189 meters in length.

The view is okay but there are so many figures the best way to see all of them is by plane which you can take from Pisco for much larger fee of course.

It was designated a UNESCO site in December 1994. You must stop here and see this.
Written 9 January 2023
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Cheryl H
Houston, TX25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
I had never been in such a small plane, I’m a bit claustrophobic and afraid of heights, so to say that I had some doubts going in is an understatement. But I’ve been fascinated with the Nazca Lines since I was a kid, so I decided I had to give it a shot. There are different companies (My tour group went with Alas Peruanas) and flights of different lengths. I was on the basic one for 30 minutes (I figured I could probably put up with anything for that long). I am so glad I did it though. The pilot knew enough of 3 languages to put all of us at ease and tell us what to look for. Most of the figures you approach from each side so all the passengers can get a good look. My plane experience wasn’t bad at all. I’ve gone on amusement park and boat rides that were much more uncomfortable. Just take some deep breaths, focus on and enjoy the view. It’s over before you know it. The pilots seem prepared for everything. A passenger on another flight told me that when someone in her group got sick, they had barf bags on hand. I’m sorry some people suffer like that, but I loved it and would do it again or I would try a longer flight.
Written 9 January 2020
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Musicians Mum
1,217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Visited Nazca as part of a group tour.
No mention in the "optional extras" that one would have to pay to visit just the lines as I did not want dune buggies or aqueducts etc.
Unusually for me, I forgot to check it out and one cannot just walk out into the desert ,climbing up towers to view, as the town is not surrounded or close to the lines.
The available small bus with guide ,provided for us at a $40 fee per person took us to two towers out along the Pan American and to a museum. Guide was a smashing older chap with good English.
Written 25 April 2024
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Alicehelena1208
United Kingdom324 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Such a great site and so many ways to see the lines. I went up the viewing platforms and out to the viewing rocks to see the main lines. The history of the lines is amazing and so worth a visit to the museum for more information on how they were discovered and saved.
Written 27 January 2020
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